A IS FOR ALBANIA
Artur Muharremi is an Albanian painter, who favors the figurative and is constantly inspired by surrealism. I am not a fan of some of his works but when they’re good, they’re really good. Muharremi has a great way with the female form, his nudes maintaining a delicate balance between the Renaissance plumpness and the sickliness of Egon Schiele’s works. Meanwhile, his abstractions are reminiscent of a 90s cartoon redigitalized for posterity, and feverish sci-fi dreams. This is one of them, and while it reminds me of Magritte, and Picasso’s musical pieces, it’s also independently great, and the pop of color makes my mouth water.